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Lew Nichols, a three-star running back from Detroit Cass Tech, has committed to Central Michigan’s 2019 recruiting class.

Nichols (5-11, 200) and senior Jaren Mangham will form one of the most potent running back combinations in the state for Coach Thomas Wilcher’s Cass Tech team this season. Mangham (6-1, 215) committed to Colorado last month.

Wilcher said Nichols committed on Sunday.

Nichols is ranked the No. 51 running back nationally and the No. 21 player overall in Michigan for 2019, according to the 247Sports Composite.

Nichols also holds offers from West Virginia, Syracuse, Minnesota, Indiana and Purdue, among others.

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